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Come for talks, CM tells Paresh

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, May 23 � The Congress-BPF alliance apparently used the fourth anniversary celebration function of their second consecutive term in Dispur as the launching pad for the ensuing 2011 Assembly poll campaign in the State, with top leadership making scathing attack on the opposition parties one after another.

The Congress-led Government also made maximum use of the platform by giving a detailed account of its �achievements� during the last two terms in power.

From Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), AUDF to the Left parties, the Tarun Gogoi Government spared no one and even went on to term the AGP and the BJP as �opportunist� and �power-hungry� units.

�The AGP leaders are believers in Hitler�s way of ruling and we follow the Gandhian principles, which are people-centric,� Gogoi said, holding the AGP responsible for the birth of insurgency in the State.

The Chief Minister also raised the foreigners� issue, alleging that the regional party, after its alliance with the AUDF, now did not even raise the issue as that might infuriate the AUDF leadership.

�They have been criticizing us for our poor performance. But, I challenge Chandra Mohan Patowary to come up with a white paper on the works they had done during their tenure and I am ready to furnish mine,� he stated.

On the Left parties, Gogoi said, �I do not understand their stand and how they function.�

In between though, the Chief Minister also announced few new schemes for the people which include ensuring home for homeless and land for landless.

The Chief Minister even assured that the Government was planning to decentralize the administration to ease the rush experienced at the State Secretariat.

�A development council would also be constituted for the general category people,� Gogoi said during his almost hour-long speech at the Khanapara Veterinary Ground.

Highlighting the achievements of the Government, Gogoi said the State under his tenure was able to ensure security to the common man and even the hurdles before the economic development were overcome.

�The law-and-order situation has improved and groups like ULFA and NDFB, besides others have realised the futility of violence, which is a good sign,� Gogoi said, while renewing his appeal to ULFA �c-in-c� Paresh Baruah to come for peace talks.

Gogoi also narrated development works on almost all fronts including health, agriculture and, education.

�The Congress Government is committed to the welfare of the people, especially the rural population,� he said.

Earlier, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary claimed that no force in the State could dethrone the Congress-led Government at Dispur and also backed Gogoi for the third term as the Chief Minister.

�They are weak from within and do not have the fire power to contest with us,� Hagrama stated, referring to the infighting within the opposition parties.

On the NDFB issue, Hagrama said that no discrimination was being meted out to NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary and both ULFA and NDFB leaders should be treated in the same way.

APCC president Bhubeneswar Kalita, senior leader and Revenue Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman, and State Chief Secretary Naba Kumar Das also spoke on the occasion.

Speaker of State Assembly Tanka Bahadur Rai and almost all the Cabinet Ministers and MLAs were also present on the occasion.

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Come for talks, CM tells Paresh

GUWAHATI, May 23 � The Congress-BPF alliance apparently used the fourth anniversary celebration function of their second consecutive term in Dispur as the launching pad for the ensuing 2011 Assembly poll campaign in the State, with top leadership making scathing attack on the opposition parties one after another.

The Congress-led Government also made maximum use of the platform by giving a detailed account of its �achievements� during the last two terms in power.

From Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), AUDF to the Left parties, the Tarun Gogoi Government spared no one and even went on to term the AGP and the BJP as �opportunist� and �power-hungry� units.

�The AGP leaders are believers in Hitler�s way of ruling and we follow the Gandhian principles, which are people-centric,� Gogoi said, holding the AGP responsible for the birth of insurgency in the State.

The Chief Minister also raised the foreigners� issue, alleging that the regional party, after its alliance with the AUDF, now did not even raise the issue as that might infuriate the AUDF leadership.

�They have been criticizing us for our poor performance. But, I challenge Chandra Mohan Patowary to come up with a white paper on the works they had done during their tenure and I am ready to furnish mine,� he stated.

On the Left parties, Gogoi said, �I do not understand their stand and how they function.�

In between though, the Chief Minister also announced few new schemes for the people which include ensuring home for homeless and land for landless.

The Chief Minister even assured that the Government was planning to decentralize the administration to ease the rush experienced at the State Secretariat.

�A development council would also be constituted for the general category people,� Gogoi said during his almost hour-long speech at the Khanapara Veterinary Ground.

Highlighting the achievements of the Government, Gogoi said the State under his tenure was able to ensure security to the common man and even the hurdles before the economic development were overcome.

�The law-and-order situation has improved and groups like ULFA and NDFB, besides others have realised the futility of violence, which is a good sign,� Gogoi said, while renewing his appeal to ULFA �c-in-c� Paresh Baruah to come for peace talks.

Gogoi also narrated development works on almost all fronts including health, agriculture and, education.

�The Congress Government is committed to the welfare of the people, especially the rural population,� he said.

Earlier, BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary claimed that no force in the State could dethrone the Congress-led Government at Dispur and also backed Gogoi for the third term as the Chief Minister.

�They are weak from within and do not have the fire power to contest with us,� Hagrama stated, referring to the infighting within the opposition parties.

On the NDFB issue, Hagrama said that no discrimination was being meted out to NDFB chairman Ranjan Daimary and both ULFA and NDFB leaders should be treated in the same way.

APCC president Bhubeneswar Kalita, senior leader and Revenue Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman, and State Chief Secretary Naba Kumar Das also spoke on the occasion.

Speaker of State Assembly Tanka Bahadur Rai and almost all the Cabinet Ministers and MLAs were also present on the occasion.